Madison Future: Young Professionals Network
Present: Amy Stuart, Jake Stuart, Eric Richardson, Corey Murphy, Sandra Parke-Topolski, Michelle Sanchez, Jenny Eggenspiller, Abbe Ernstes, Nina Alcorn and Gina.
Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew Review
Abbe gave a review of the Soup, Stew, Chili and Brew event. Profits from the event will be added to the MFYP funds to help sponsor additional events. The group commended Amy for receiving the 2nd place for her clam chowder in the soup category. A thank you goes out to all the members who volunteered at the event. It was a great turnout.
A review was given on the “Networking Webinar facilitated by Next Generation Consulting. Seven people attended the event including two non-members. The general content was received well by those who attended. The lower turnout could be a result of the timing.
Michelle added she has access to additional professional development tools that we could use to host events. She can provide a list of these materials for future review.
The City of Madison has request the assistance of the MFYP membership during the Christmas Parade is on Saturday, December 4th at 2:00pm. Jenny stated the council had previously discussed the issue and is in favor of assisting. The consensus of commitment was reached by the group. Jenny will provide a list of items she will need volunteers for. A recruitment email will be sent out to the membership.
5 Under 40
The council is putting together a 5 Under 40 project. The project is to recognize 5 young professionals living or working in Jefferson County that standout in the community. Anyone is eligible to be nominated as long as they meeting the eligibility requirements. Nomination forms will be available November 1st. Forms can be downloaded from the MFYP website or Madison City Hall. MFYP council members are not eligible to receive the award. Recipients will we notified before the Christmas holiday and will be honored at the annual EDP dinner in January. Anyone with questions should contact either Jenny or Abbe. Current sponsors include Hanover College and the City of Madison.
The Chamber has asked MFYP if they are interested in assisting with the “Santa Express” this year. The date is December 4th. Due to the commitment previously made to the City and volunteering at the Christmas Parade MFYP will not be able to commit to this event. Jenny will contact the Chamber to pass on the information.
The members discussed hosting a holiday party on December 4th following the parade. Due to the holidays the November and December monthly membership meetings would not be held. Additional details will follow.
A discussion was held regarding changing the date for the monthly membership meeting. Additional discussion will follow.
Michelle announced the new Ruth Haven shelter will be opening once a residential manager is chosen. Currently one has not been selected. Should anyone know of someone that meets the criteria please contact Michelle. She also stated two fundraisers are currently planned. On October 30 in Vevay, music groups will be playing. Admission is $5 per person. On November 15th another music group is playing at North Madison Christian Church. Admission is $10 per person. Funding goes to help support those in need.
With no additional discussion the meeting was adjourned.